Another memorable day in paradise closes: sunset near Twin Buttes; my first time camping in this area and I love it
Wishing for cold and fizzy, I drink a cup of very hot orange vitamin-C drink, happy to be acclimating, no heat exhaustion. Quiet evening, barely a breeze, the moon is almost full: beautiful. Crickets are singing and I hear an owl. But no human noise.
Since I have no cell-phone signal here, I send a couple of satellite InReach messages, eat some almonds, and boil water for a bag of Mountain House Chicken Teriyaki with Rice. The temperature drops down into the 50s F after midnight for better sleeping.
A minor 2.4 earthquake shakes the ground that I'm laying on just before midnight while I'm ready to fall asleep. I'll find out later that there had been a few small tremors out here today that I didn't feel.
Date: May 31, 2012, 19h31